Near Eastern Royalty and Rome, 100-30 Bc

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During the first century BC, the Near and Middle Easy saw a great transition from the Seleucid and Ptolemaic Empires, by way of the brief Pontic and Armenian Empires, to the triumphant Parthian and Roman Empires. Richard D. Sullivan offers a guide to the central role of royalty during this period. He provides, through narrative and citations, a context for the frequent references to Eastern kings and queens by Caesar, Cicero, Strabo, Josephus, Tacitus, Appian, Dio, and others. He also discusses related inscriptions, coins, and papyri.

Sullivan focuses on the personnel of the many dynasties which rules the Near and Middle East, from Thrace through Asia Minor and the Levant to Egypt, then eastward to Armenia, Mesopotamia, and Parthia. He studies such famous figures as Mithradates Eupator, Cleopatra, and Herod the Great as well as others now obscure. To ‘locate’ them properly, he provides a narrative history of each dynasty and draws them together in a coherent account of Eastern royal governance and its accommodations with Rome and Parthia.

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Richard D. Sullivan was Professor of Classics and History at the University of Saskatchewan and Adjunct Professor of History at Simon Fraser University.

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University of Toronto Press
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Dec 15, 1990
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576
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9781487591212
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English
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History / Ancient / Egypt
History / Ancient / General
History / Ancient / Rome
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The Translations

HISTORY OF ROME

C. D. YONGE TRANSLATION, 1862

J. C. ROLFE TRANSLATION, 1940


The Latin Text

CONTENTS OF THE LATIN TEXT


The Dual Text

DUAL LATIN AND ENGLISH TEXT


The Biography

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